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What to do in Newcastle

If you haven't known it before, Newcastle is the largest coal exporting harbor in the whole world. It is settled in the Hunter Region, also rich in coal, so things to do in Newcastle are usually connected with coal work, but there are many other sites as well, so don't be afraid to visit it.

1. Blackbutt Reserve

Blackbutt Reserve

It is settled about 6 kilometers from the Newcastle center and it occupies about 182 hectares of land. Here you can link environmental education, recreational activities with research programs and conversation. Here you can enjoy picnics with wood or electric barbecues, bush walking treks and also ecosystem diversity. You can see numerous wild animals, like koalas, emus, kangaroos and birds. Opening times is from 9 am until 5 pm daily.

3. Bogey Hole

Bogey Hole

This attraction was cut into ocean rocks by convict labors in 1819. It is amazing site and you can feel it only when you see how waves crash into the pool. At first the name of the site was 'Commandants Baths', but later got the name 'Bogey Hole' by Aboriginal word for 'the bath'. Bogey Hole is open daily from dawn until dusk.

5. Go Karts Go

Go Karts Go

This place means fun for the whole family, from 3 to 99 years old members. It is amusement park with video games, go karts and a shop. All is fully supervised and controlled and the safety is the key factor. This is the fastest four stroke kart in the whole Newcastle. Here you can experience the adrenaline of race driving. Go Karts Go is open from Sunday to Wednesday from 10 am until 8 pm, and from Thursday to Saturday from 10 am until 10 pm, so be prepared for lots of fun.

2. Convict Lumberyard

Convict Lumberyard

This is the site of national heritage significance since it offers information on industrial and economic growth of the whole nation. The site is protected and is open for visitors on daily basis.

4. 2UP SUP - Stand Up Paddle Boarding

2UP SUP - Stand Up Paddle Boarding

It is believed that stand up paddle instructors are the best in the world. So, if you come to Newcastle, you have to experience lessons in stand up paddle boarding. If you are experienced paddler, you can also enjoy real, big waves on the stand up paddle board. Opening time is from 7 am until 7 pm every day. Come and enjoy this sea adventure!

As you can see, things to do in Newcastle are fun and this city offers much more than coal mines that is famous by.

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